How to Construct Nationally Representative Firm Level Data from the ORBIS Global Database
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Bent Sorensen, Carolina Villegas-Sanchez, Vadym Volosovych, and Sevcan Yesiltas ,
NBER working paper 21558

Firm-level data on productivity, financial activity and firms’ international linkages have become essential for research in the fields of macro, international finance and growth. This paper describes the development of a firm-level global panel dataset for public and private companies based on the administrative micro-dataset ORBIS, provided commercially by Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (BvD).

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